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Admission Requirements


Fall 2021 Class Profile

Applicants: 15,348
Enrolling first year students: 1,168
ACT (middle 50%): 27–31*
SAT (middle 50%): 1200–1340 (Evidence-Based Reading and Writing: 600-670; Math: 590-670)*
GPA (middle 50%): 3.62-4.16 
Data reflective of June 2021 (pre-census)

*Average test scores for those who did not apply test-optional. 

High School Coursework

The classes you take in high school and the grades you earn are important factors in the college admission decision. Prospective first-year students, regardless of major, are expected to have the following academic preparation:

English: 4 years
Mathematics: 3 years
Laboratory Science: 3 years
Social Studies/History: 2 years
Foreign Language: 2 years of the same language

Intended Natural Sciences, Pharmacy, Computer Science, Engineering, or Mathematics majors should have additional units in science and math.

Students who successfully complete advanced courses in high school are eligible for advance course placement at Butler, with appropriate academic credit. For details on Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), and College Level Examination Program (CLEP) credits, please review details here.

Test Scores

Beginning with first-year and transfer applicants for fall 2021, and extending to all incoming classes thereafter, students can apply with or without standardized test scores such as the SAT and the ACT. Learn more about test-optional admission.